Anabranch kicks off in Alabama with ‘Moonlight’ star, Princeton scholar

(April 15, 2019)

Anabranch, a two-day event celebrating literature and the humanities, features two distinguished Alabama natives – scholar Imani Perry and actor André Holland – who will discuss their respective careers and Alabama roots today at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre.

Saturday, the Alabama Book Festival gets underway with a host of authors headlining the day in Old Alabama Town. In addition to the festival’s traditional concentration on fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature and poetry, there will be songwriters, philosophers, scholars and filmmakers in the mix.

Endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, Anabranch is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a collaborative effort involving the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Troy University, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Landmarks Foundation and Old Alabama Town, the city of Montgomery, Alabama Public Television, Alabama Writers’ Forum, Alabama Library Association and Montgomery City-County Public Library.

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